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. >>> now we turn to the vatican. a remarkable scene today in st. peter's square. pope francis, celebrating his inaugural mass, was out and about in the crowd, kissing babies, hugging the faithful, issuing a call to action, signaling a new emphasis for the church. nbc's anne thompson was there. in fact, anne, you got caught up in it briefly this morning. >> reporter: we did, indeed, brian. and, in fact, by vatican standards this was a much simpler ceremony and certainly one that was much shorter. an hour less than benedict's mass eight years ago. another change in style revealing more about this pope named francis. today pope francis preached with action as well as words. climbing out of his open air jeep to bless a disabled man, stopping to kiss children, and urging the 200,000 people in st. peter's square to be protectors of the poor, the weak, and the environment. >> i think he's going to challenge all of us to live a deeper life of faith. >> reporter: as dawn broke, eager crowds raced into the square. they saw francis receive the symbols of power -- a lamb's wool stole signifying his st
says 200,000 pilgrims crowded into st. peter ace square. pope francis repeated his themes of humility and selflessness. >> embrace the whofl hue man tismt especial lit poorest, weakest, the least important. >> he is the first noneuropean pope to be elected in 117 years. >> in addition to the sex abuse scandal one of the other challenges facing pope francis will be addressing growing choruses for a greater role for women in the church. tonight a fremont order of nuns has a huge stake in that future. >> like many, the dominican sisters watched as pope francis presided over the mass. for many, what pope francis brings to the church and world was clear. >> headlines tomorrow should say we know have a green pope. my hope is that pope takes an active stance in preserving the beautiful world and our beautiful universe. >> pope francis appeared to be a ban of the people. >> the babies, the infirm. just touching the, you know, and put in his body what he, in his body what st. francis was about. >> perhaps less clear how the pope will lead the church out of the painful chapters of the past. >>
of people in st. peter's square. this will be the official inaugural mass for st. francis. we had seen him earlier today. he was out and about in the crowd. some of them who had come before dawn to wait to be here for this historic event. already this morning pope francis entered the sacristy to be clothed for this rite. he heard the sound of silver trumpets and chants of you are peter, he is the successor to the throne of peter. together with the patriarchs of eastern catholic churches. and he went to pray at the tomb of st. peter. and he's assumed the modest miter, one symbol something very different than we saw eight years ago. this will be a much simpler ceremony, something we've seen from this new pope since the first moments he was elected. let's listen inside st. peter's basilica. ♪ ♪ >> joining me for this special coverage, dr. bartunic, and with me here in new york, a father from the trenton diocese. welcome to all of you. as we've been watching the first opening moments, what strikes you? >> well, the grandeur of st. peter's just take opposed against the simplicity of pope fr
america." still to come, pope francis celebrates his first public mass as leader of the catholic church, showing signs of changes to come already. just six months after being shot in the head by the taliban today, a girl returns to school. targeted for campaigning to get girls the same rights and was back inmallalah the classroom in britain. she said she missed her classmates from pakistan. she also said she is looking forward to meeting new friends in birmingham. >> because of the state of the people, i can even walk -- i can even run out. yousafzai only narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in pakistan. following her recovery, this is her first day back at school here in britain. >> all the children should go to school. it is their basic right. >> it is her uniform that she is most proud of unlike most teens. >> it proves that i am is today. it is the happiest day for me this year. i am living my life, my own life, going to school and learning. >> she was a student when she began campaigning for girls rights to an education. taliban extremists shot her in the head. since then, she
chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, let's cross over now live to our correspondent. nathan, this is a resounding defeat for the govern
of the catholic faithful, pope francis with an inaugural mass in the vatican. serious opposition intellect a western educated technocrat as its prime minister is in exile. after a series of car bomb blasts in iraq, media reports say x month local elections have two provinces in for at least six months. more than 50 people have been killed and 200 have been injured. the attacks coincide with the 10th anniversary of the us-led invasion of iraq. more than one dozen bombs have gone off, many during the morning rush hour. there are bombings at the best of times in other parts of iraqi, but this seems to send a message on the anniversary of the start of the war 10 years ago, the bombing of baghdad started. this morning as people were going to work, the bombings around them, one outside the green zone near the defense ministry. many in more ordinary neighborhoods. thereouth of baghdad, were several explosions, most of them geared at shia neighborhoods, marketplaces, army targets and police. as you can see around me here at the university, life has gone on. over the past 10 years despite the viole
bay memorial. >> plus, a look at what made pope francis climb out of the popemobile right in the middle of his installation ceremony >> it has been a deadly day in iraq on the 10 the and was of the start of the iraq war. during a two--hour period this morning, 56 people died and more than 200 were wounded in a string of car bombings. march 19, 2003, former president george w. bush ordered a military invasion to topple saddam hussein. >> american and coalition forces are in the early stages to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> 10 years later many iraqis complain they still lack basic services such as electricity and water but other parts of iraq are thriving with new shopping malls and luxury car show rooms. the last u.s. combat troops last iraq in 2011 and killed over 4,000 troops. a tribute continues in the east bay to those soldiers and those killed in afghanistan. amy? >> the crosses have quite an impact. look at them behind me. they were not always popular. the founder of them is reflecting, today, on the 0th anniversary and
in california and everywhere. >>> pope francis going offscript on palm sunday with a story from his childhood. >>> and one of the bay area's most harrowing roadways finally becoming a reality. >>> the debate over same sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week in not one, but two cases. one of those cases is california's prop 8. the other is whether the federal government can refuse to recognize same sex marriages in states where they are legal. brian moore has this preview. >> reporter: people have been camping outside the supreme court for days to witness history. as the justices take on the first ever cases dealing with same sex marriage. >> marriage equality! >> reporter: on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to california's proposition 8, which defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> if there was no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the institution of marriage or harms anyone else. >> reporter: the justices could decide if any state can ban same sex marriage of simply limit the case to california. >> the last thing we need is to shut down
't nothin to me [ crowd murmurs ] hey! ♪ [ howls ] ♪ >> look at this individual grown. pope francis. look at that. the world celebrates his official commencement as our next pope. just wanted to share that moment with you. thanks for watching. he's shepard. >> shepard: a beautiful morning in rome. >> welcome back. >> shepard: thank you. there's been a deadly explosion that killed seven u.s. marines, happened right here at home in the heart of the nevada desert. >>> the syrian regime took time away from killing its own people to claim the rebels there launched the first chemical weapons attack. but the united states is not buying it. and some economists are now saying that there's a shadow economy that could explain why the retail sales are rising despite static credit spending and paychecks. an explanation at last. at it all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >>> from fox, at 3:00 in new york city, seven u.s. marines are dead and several others hurt after a training exercise in nevada. it happened at hawthorne army depot there last night. the military uses that base to store w
world leaders continue to arrive for the inauguration of pope francis. there's zimbabwe's long ruler made his way to rome. >> and vice president joe biden is leading the delegation for the united states. he's joining a long list of leaders and dignitaries who will witness the official installation of the former cardinal from argentina. francis is the first latin american to head the catholic church. >>> inmates back in custody but not until they had broken out of jail in quebec in rather unusual fashion. >> one witness describes it kind of as a james bond moment. you have these inmates hoisted onto a hijacked helicopter, flew away and then this is all happening in broad daylight. >> amazing scene. paula newton is in ottawa. it does sound like something out of a movie. this has happened before, but never where you are. how did they pull it off? >> as you say the middle of broad daylight, two accomplices, allegedly told a helicopter pilot they wanted to go for a sightseeing tour over the mountains, fine, they went up in the helicopter. the pilot says within a few minutes he had a gun t
: the pontiff is the first non-european pope to be elected in 1300 years. pope francis broke by tradition by riding in an open aired jeep. >>> one challenge facing pope francis will be address a growing voice for a greater role of women. laura anthony on freedom order of nuns that has a huge stake in that future. >>> whether or not like many bay area catholics, they watched with great interest as pope francis presided over the inaugural mass. for many of them, what pope francis brings to the church and the world was clear. >> the headlines tomorrow should say, we now have a pope that he takes an active stance presenting our beautiful world and beautiful universe. >> pope francis also appeared to be a man of the people especially those that can't take of themselves. >> the babies the infirm, just touching, you know, put in his body what st. francis is about. >> perhaps less clear, however, the pope will lead the church out of the painful chapters of the past. namely the sex scandals. >> it's good that it is being dealt with but it's not the only issue in the church. >> reporter: one area t
, where pope francis set the tone for a humbler, simpler church at his inaugural mass. jeffrey brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actuallygoverning the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majoritof aricans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving o economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to
on first sunday as pontiff, pope francis seems determined to break the mold. ♪ [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective... so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®. recommended by dermatologists 2 times more than any other brand. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ >>> we've seen some great parades this weekend worldwide. it was cold today in dublin, ireland, but the irish spirit and likely irish whiskey kept parade watchers warm. green beer was flowing in boston. it was their 112th sat patricst patrick's day. a million showed up for the parade. when you think of irish celebrations, you might immediately think of shanghai. probably not. today in the world's most populated cities they had irish dancers, and an east meets west. this traditional chinese dragon dyed green. >>> pope francis gave his first plessing before a cheering crowd in st. peter's square. >> translator: i warmly greet all the pilgrims. thank you for coming. do pray for me, please.prayers. >>> forgiveness was a key theme in the pope's address.
of the faithful gathered hours ago for the inaugural mass of pope francis. that is where the new pope emphasized service to others. >> we have new video in the newsroom in the last hour of vice president biden meeting pope francis. vice president biden led the delegation to the vatican for the ceremony and mass and shook hands with the pope and said a few wores to him. the pope nodded and smiled. pope francis is greeting hundreds of zig aniaries with delegations from 132 nations there. this is also an estimated 200,000 people gathered in st. peter's square coming to see and hear the new pope. pope francis circled the square in an open jeep and received the ring and vestment and celebrated mass. he focused in the message on protection. >> we are all protectors of creation. we are protectors of the plan of god written if nature and protectors of one another and of the environment. >> pope francis made reference to pope benedict in the homily. we are told pope benedict watched on tv. the two will meet on saturday. two things that were different about the events than in the past, the gospel was read
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than in the past but it could not be described as either simple or understated. heads of state, all their representatives occupied the front row, but this service was squarely aimed at the 150,000 pilgrims who stood to see the new leader of their church. among those, they watched the first time ever the symbol of the papacy, the fisherman's ring was placed on the finger of a man from latin america. his homily was an instruction to get back to core principles. "embrace the whole of hue moonty especially in the poorest, the weakest, the most important." for almost a week his introduction has been a series o
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it along. live in hayward, monte francis. >>> developing news from afghanistan. the death of a husband and son, a soldier from the east bay. 31-year-old sergeant first class james grisham from hayward dried thursday at a military hospital in germany from gunshot wounds he suffered two days earlier in afghanistan. grisham was assigned to the special forces group based in ft. lewis, washington. he had served in iraq and was on his fifth overseas deployment. grisham was a 1999 graduate of mt. eden high school. he is survived by his wife. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy, as the country prepares for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the world as a functioning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air spa
of this world. >> pope francis' homily. a man whose middle name is francis, named after francis of assissi, just like the new pope. every man called francis. >> and you were named after francis of assissi, as the new pope. >> well, growing up in our house, francis of assissi was right up there with the virgin mary because of what he stood for, his concern for the poor, environment, i mean, this guy was way ahead of his time. >> the pope tweeted today true power and service all people, especially the poor. that is his reputation. what do you want to say about the new pope? >> i want to be optimistic right now. some things that he said, like all the other bishops, about gay marriage and abortion, you know, they're just not in this century yet. but this man's approach is very different. and i was thinking the other day that i remember back when gorbachav was named and they said oh, he's the same as the other guys. he changed the world. >> and this is giving you hope and giving me hope. >> i would hope that this is the catholic church's gorbachav. that he is going to take this opportunity to turn th
city and around the world. the inauguration of pope francis. if you are just waking up, it has been, lest i repeat phao*eurbgs an absolutely -- repeat myself, a beautiful morning in the vatican city. we witnessed the homily from pope francis. during this mass, the holy communion. our religion correspondent lauren green in rome for us this morning. lauren, people of the faith are very well familiar with this process. >> absolutely. i want to clarify something, that pope francis is not offering communion to the masses but only to the deacons there. estimates say that about 150,000 people in st. peter's square, that column-lined street leading to the vatican. there are priests going to the crowd that will venture communion to the people, to anybody who wants it. nobody will be turned away. those yellow and white umbrellas, those are indications to the people in the crowd that communion is being served and they should head to one of those umbrellas if they want to be served. we're not quite sure how long the communion will last. but everybody will be served. and everybody who wants to p
watched the installation mass for pope francis. here is is it more on this very special mass and the message from the new pope, jim? >> hello, dave, yes, the pope was out in full force >> reporter: we saw that new informal pope to see march and he ran through an open pope mobile. ever since they have had an enclosed bullet proof glass for the mobile and pope francis is not afraid of taking risk and security is worried about how vulnerable the pope is. he picked up a couple of babies in the crowds and kissed them and at one point stopped and got out and come forced -- comforted a sick man in the crowds and it was a visual of an example of what he was going to say in his message to the faithful that were there this morning, about 150,000 according to the vatican estimate and in that message because it is st. joseph's day and st. joseph is known for his protective nature and his fatherly nature and because of that his message was about protection of the weakest, the youngest, of the oldest among us and that -- among us and not only was it a mess
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francis today officially installed as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> i'm very excited for the new pope. >> shepard: tonight the pope's humble message of hope and tears of joy in home country of argentina. and the chilling account of a gunpoint confrontation with the university of central florida attack plotter. >> [inaudible] >> tonight the roommate of the now dead suspect speaks. >> first from fox this tuesday night, u.s. marines confirm now they have issued a complete ban on one of the work horse weapons in all of their arsenal. it applies to all 670-millimeter mortars after one exploded during a disastrous training exercise in nevada today. it's a blast that killed seven u.s. marines and hurt seven other service members. it actually happened last night at hawthorne army depot, it's a remote weapons storage and training facility about 100 miles south and east of reno. the mortar involved in the accident is similar to the one you see here. a brigadier general says the shell exploded while it was still in its launching tube and shrapnel went everywhere. to make matters
about the anniversary of shock and awe. the catholic church and pope francis and, of course, guns in america. >> guns don't kill people. americans kill people. we're -- we do this more than anybody else. >> the right to bear arms. >> now if the founding fathers could have looked into a crystal ball and seen ac-47s and a glock semiautomatic pistol i would think they would tell us, you know, that's not what we mean when we say bear arms. >> and in the wake of a tragedy in newtown, could michael moore change his mind about this. >> i'm not going to come on another damntv show period after the next one of these shootings. >> this is "piers morgan" live. i'm here with my guest mike al moore. a lot to talk about. a passionate advocate about gun control with strong feelings. senator harry reid's decision in the senate to drop a proposed ban on semi-ought mat you can weapon in the wake of the shootings in newtown an chemical weapons in the massive civil war, president obama on his way to the region and first trip to israel and the west bank since he became president and 65 poem were kille
francis' papacy. >> thousands of people, francis was inaugurated. the bishop of rome. >> francis cruise through st. peters square, in an open top of. did not use what has become known as the bulletproof popemobile. >> he actually stopped -- a touching moment -- to kiss the head of a physically disabled man. a man who has been seen of the people and that style has broken tradition in all of the way the catholic world that seems to love which rattled secured detail. ben wedeman is in rome. now the work begins with the expectation by many of reformer, perhaps vatican spring, move to the style to the substance that many want to see. >> reporter: yes. we're going to have to wait and see about that. he hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives and he certainly is the hope and change pope but he's the head of a body the vatican that's very resistant to change. i've read, for instance, that observers say you don't change the vatican, the vatican changes you. therefore it's an old bureaucracy that doesn't use modern technology, modern message the way that some of
francis celebrating an inaugural mass before hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and weather i could have used last week in rome. boy, what a day as he again kissing one man, is this yet another symbol of a man who many people are calling the people's pope? >> i saw this when it was happening live and he would just jump out -- it wasn't a popemobile. it was an open jeep and he would see someone and he would disembark and just bless them. it was something to see this morning. we'll have a lot more on that >>> but, let's get right now to the breaking news for the view ners the west. the fatalities overnight for the marines. abc's martha raddatz calling it by far the largest loss of life she can remember in recent history in ground training. paula faris starts uts off. >> seven killed, seven wounded. seven u.s. marines have been killed in a training accident. seven injured. david kerley is following this. david, what do we know? >> this does appear to be one of the deadliest military ground training accidents we have seen in recent memory, could be decades. seven dead and seven in
francis has for 1.2 billion catholics. >> reporter: developing news from nevada -- a deadly accident involving several u.s. marines. the questions that surround the tragedy. >> reporter: a man is shot and killed by police in east san jose. investigators are looking into what led up to this shooting. we'll have an update. ♪ >>> and overnight mass at the vatican, marking a new era for the church. >> reporter: miami or santa clara? who will host super bowl l? the nfl has nare roared it down but it doesn't necessarily want to pay. we'll tell you what the organization is asking for t "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 19th. >>> we have new video on developing news we first told you about in our last hour, the marine corps has confirmed seven marines were killed last night during a training exercise near the california/nevada border. there was an explosion just before 10:00 p.m. at the hawthorne army depot near hawthorne,ner. that's about 140 miles --ner. that's about 140
a dramatic moment. pope francis truly will be a man of the people, entering in an uncovered pope mobile and going into the crowd to kiss babies and the sick. his message to the world straight ahead this morning. >>> plus the winter that won't go away. the northeast blasted with snow and sleet and high winds. >>> developing right now, an explosion at an army depot during a training exercise, and there are injuries. we'll have the latest. >>> plus, new information on that planned attack at a college campus. details on the backpack full of bombs found in a dorm room. >> and a global sell-off in markets, and a vote today to bail out yet another european country. is this the reason in this country investors were looking to sell? it's tuesday, march 19th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, thousands of worshippers in st. peter's square praying for and with pope francis during his historic inaugural mass. as the pope entered without the traditional butateproof glass roof of the pope mobile. ushering a new era for the catholic church that has been embr
in the morning. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thank you. >>> and police in the east bay tonight are trying to determine the cause of death of a man who was found floating in the bay near richmond. police received a call around 3:00 this afternoon about a body in the water. homicide investigators were called in, but at this point it appears the death may have been an accident. they say the man may have slipped and fell into the water and then died. authorities have identified the body, but are still trying to contact family members. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week. both sides will have their say on the federal defense of marriage act. on tuesday, justices will hear arguments on california's prop and consider whether states can stop same-sex marriage. people have been camping outside the proportionate for days to witness history. on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to proposition 8. it defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the insti
of thousands gather for the installation mass of pope francis. >> reporter: i'm lauren green in rome. >>> and rosemary is here in minutes with more on the rain moving into the bay area. she'll tell you if it will amount to much. >>> and the dramatic scene that brought down a bridge and a lot more. >>> here we go! >> in the blink of an eye explosive charges raced across a bridge in texas demolishing a bridge across a lake about 45 miles from the city of austin. a woman living 26 miles away said the blast made her house shake. there's word that detonation was so powerful, it knocked out phone service including 911 plus tv and internet coverage in parts of three counties. witnesses tell the highway patrol a wrong-way driver caused an injury crash this morning. it happened on westbound highway 4 near willow road in concord. it happened around 6:30, the highway patrol says at least two people were hurt in the accident which involved a big rig truck. the lanes reopened about 7:15 but it took traffic a long time to recover. >>> plans are underway for a special school assembly for the teenag
being installed. pope francis wore the same simple iron cross he wore as a cardinal. as he continues to set a new tone at the vatican. elizabeth corridan has the story. >> reporter: pope francis rolled into st. peter's square tuesday morning where a crowd of thousands gathered under sunny skies to witness his inaugural mass. he did not ride in the traditional pope mobile, opting instead for an open- air vehicle that allowed him direct contact with the faithful. he kissed babies and even got out of his s-u-v to bless a disabled man. jhorsn) >> reporter: following ceremonies inside st. peter's basilica, pope francis processed outdoors where he was inaugurated bishop of rome. the newly-elected pontiff accepted a lamb's wool shawl.a symbol of his role as "the good shepherd" and the fisherman's ring, representing his duty to spread the gospel. pope francis delivered his first homily in italian, asking followers to assume the role of protectors. >> we are all protectors of protectors of one another, of the environment. let us not allow signs of destruction and death accompany our journey o
francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people from outside a region into your community, that's new money. >> the tournament games begin tomorrow. e
to that ammunition and we'll have more information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport.
francis. here is is it more on this very special mass and the message from the new pope, jim? >> hello, dave, yes, the pope was out in full force >> reporter: we saw that new informal pope to see march and he ran through an open pope mobile. ever since they have had an enclosed bullet proof glass for the mobile and pope francis is not afraid of taking risk and security is worried about how vulnerable the pope is. he picked up a couple of babies in the crowds and kissed them and at one point stopped and got out and come forced -- comforted a sick man in the crowds and it was a visual of an example of what he was going to say in his message to the faithful that were there this morning, about 150,000 according to the vatican estimate and in that message because it is st. joseph's day and st. joseph is known for his protective nature and his fatherly nature and because of that his message was about protection of the weakest, the youngest, of the oldest among us and that -- among us and not only was it a message for his clergy men but for the dignitaries and in fact there were 30 heads of s
, the installation misfor pope francis, after greeting an estimated 200,000 faithful in st. peter's square, the new pontiff has a more personal encounter with vice president biden and other heads of state. >>> and on the eve of president obama's trip to the middle east, andrea joins us live from israel with a look at what to expect. >>> but first an extended st. patrick's day celebration at the white house as the president hosts ireland's prime minister. >> i want to welcome you, thank you for giving me an excuse to break out my green tie. >> it's a real opportunity to celebrate st. patrick's week, i have a second tie for the president if he so wishes and of course, there is a standing open invitation to president obama to come back to ireland. >>> i'm luke russert live in washington, we'll check in with andrea, who is in jerusalem in a moment. but first, breaking news out of nevada -- the u.s. military says an overnight live fire training accident at the hawthorne army depot in western nevada has killed at least seven marines. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski joins me with the
, will be remembered throughout history. why? right now, the new pope is meeting the old pope. pope francis and former pope benedict are meeting behind closed doors for a private lunch at castel gandolfo. it could be the first and only time ever that a meeting like this happens. nbc's claudio labongio is in rome. put this in perspective here, this meeting. >> well, alex, pope francis arrived about 15 minutes ago, in his white helicopter here. castel gandolfo was circling overhead here above the square and hundreds of people who came here to greet him. of course there was a huge round of applause and they're chanting his name. they want him to appear on that balcony over there. the balcony of the summer residence. we don't know whether he's going to do it yet. the plan is pope emeritus benedict x16 welcomed him, drov back to the library where they're going to have a private lunch. even if he doesn't appear on the balcony, it doesn't get more historic. this is the first time in 2000 years of christianity that two popes actually meet in a friendly occasion. the last time, let me remind you was 1294, beca
. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will be looking for drivers as they are texting as they drive or
that investigation. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will
much. >>> coming up more from the vatican where pope francis shook hands with vice president joe biden. matt is there with maria shriver. first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains aren't healthy unless you actually eat them ♪ multigrain cheerios. also available in delicious peanut butter. healthy never tasted so sweet. ♪ the one and only, cheerios vonn go public with themselves where on facebook, after your local news. bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is prove
there are 862,000 claims pending and the wait time is 273 days. pope francis urged his flock to protect the environment, the weak and the poor in today's installation mass at the vatican. seep your foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg has highlights from rome. >> did a couple of laps at st. peter's square and got out with a disabled man in with crowd of 200,000 people. then there was a homily. >> let us never forget, that authentic power is service. and that the pope when exercising power also must enter ever more boldly in that service, which has the raidient culmination on the cross. >> the feast day of st. joseph, the new pope hit hard on the scene, protecting and looking after others. >> i think the pope saying also tenderness is not weakness, which is great. meaning saying it's good to have a heart. it's not weakness on your part to care about those two are left out, who are sick. lonely. who are poor. >> earlier pope francis took possession of his new fisherman's ring, symbol of st. peter or the stole made of sheep's wool, recalling the good shepherd with the flock on his sho
for you. >>> pope francis is now officially the 266th heir to st. peter's throne. the vatican held its installation mass this morning. he set the tone of the papacy with a couple to the poor, the marginaliz marginalized. it was the largest crowd since the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005. they were join by spiritual leaders have to jewish, muslim, buddhist, and christian faiths, including the head of the orthodox church, the first to attend an installation mass in 1,000 years. there were also heads of state from 132 nations, including our own vice president biden. tomorrow, he meets with 30 delegations from other christian churches in major world faiths. friday, he addresses the foreign ambassadors assigned to the holy see. friday, something that hasn't happened in 700 years, the pope meets with his predecessor, benedict xvi. all there before palm sunday mass. we start with nbc's claudio, and also with us, father james martin, jesuit priest and best selling author. his latest book, "together on retreat" hits book stores today. we start with you. you were there for the installation
who says they will kill him. >> pope francis rides through the vatican city to lead celebrations on palm sunday. the president of the central african republic has fled the cut -- fled the capital. headed south to the democratic republic of congo, the group has taken control of a television channel and is expected to make a statement soon. rebels say that he has failed to honor a peace deal. our analyst agrees. >> the rebels consist of some three or four rebel groups, as well as the general position in the central republic. essentially the agreement that was signed was asking for a number of things, including the integration into a regular army for the departure of the south african troops. as well as other things. it would appear that the in what i haved just mentioned and he was basically told that this time there would be no negotiations. we have to understand that this president basically escaped being ousted by the skin of his teeth. a few months earlier. it was this cpa that saved him. agreement, the obviously he has not. now he has been asked to leave. >> peters following d
francis celebrated palm sunday today.for a crowd of 250 thousand in rome. the celebration kicks off holy week for christians.leading up to easter, next sunday. today celebrates jesus's return to jerusalem, before his death and resurrection a week later. when pope benedict the 16th resigned, the vatican wanted to act quickly to replace him to ensure a new pope would be in place by easter. >> the pope's palm sunday celebrations come after a historic meeting between him and his predecessor. pope francis arrived at the papal retreat south of rome and was greeted by pope benedict saturday. the two men in white embraced and clasped hands before having lunch together. two popes.face to face-- it's the first such meeting recorded in the history of the catholic church. the only thing we'd ever grown together was a record collection. no. there was that fuzzy stuff on the gouda. [ both ] ugh! when it came to our plants... we were so confused. how much is too much water? too little? until we got miracle-gro moisture control. it does what basic soils don't by absorbing more water, so it's there when
shook the hand of the newly installed pope, pope francis, after his installation mass. biden of course in rome leading the u.s. delegation. during his homily the pope urged people around the world to protect the weak and the poor. francis is the 266th pope to serve the roman catholic church. we'll have much more on his installation and all the buzz about how he might change the church. married priests maybe? we'll be right back. it's a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief
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